My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.
You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.
Bruxelles pose la question de la confiance envers les #algorithmes #itespresso http://www.itespresso.fr/bruxelles-question-confiance-algorithmes-178488.html
CW: techbros are gross Show more
And just in case you forget the utter shithead mentality of a lot of silicon valley bros:
“It’s all about balance. We are the ones meant to be the air, not the earth,” Piorkowski said. “So you have this group who can travel. The purpose can never be to enable everyone to travel because that would create imbalance.”
“It’s important what we do here,” Scott said. “That’s what we keep saying. We’re shaping the future. These are the people who not only can do it, but these are the only people who can.”
These are the smug, elitist idiots who think you can only be allowed to be online with your real name and that you have only as much value as your bank account.
existential threats (pol take) Show more
do not believe the myth that the enemy is eternal. apologists weaponized just like we were embedded it beside our hearts like a hot coal, poisoning us into poisoning each other. whatever ancient evils lie in our hearts are older than capitalism, than whiteness, than colonialism, and they are not eternal. we will break them and evoke a future for one another that they do not dare imagine.
there is enough for everyone. we could all have enough. we will have enough.
One of my favorite things about #VR development is the blank slate for user interface design. There are no standards or expectations in a new medium. Here, I'm re-imagining the select list (drop-down) in way that would have made Bob Barker proud
#WebVR #AframeVR #Vive
3 different funds were set up to support co-ops affiliated with either;
1) The Lega (Left of center),
2) ConfCoop (Catholic center Right), or
3) ACGI (Republican parties)
The Lega’s #Coopfond (Fund for the Promotion of Cooperatives) is the largest of the three and is used here as an example."
Looking for #Patreon alternatives? Long comparison list of crowdfunding sites includes 16 Patreon-like subscription sites (Snowdrift Wiki):
Spent quite a few hours today uploading pre-prints to the new PhilArchive https://philarchive.org
It’s stuff I published in philosophy before I started publishing open access.
Too bad they don’t take presentation slides. Still posting those to a combination of Open Science Framework (for editable ppt version) and Speaker Deck (for embeddable, but not easily editable, PDFs). And both on my blog http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks
I found this great resource for #philosophy: a list of texts one might use for teaching university courses, from traditions and people not in the usual list of what is taught. From Bryan Van Norden: http://www.bryanvannorden.com/suggestions-for-further-reading
gender in tech, semantics Show more
a lot of language around discussing gender in tech strikes me as really weird. today it was "women compiler writers"
would you say "men compiler writers"? "women who write compilers" seems to make more sense. i see "women" used like this often and it gives me feelings that i can't entirely articulate. maybe i'm just not used to using "men" and "women" as adjectives 🤔
Hi, I'm here to talk about #bipolardisorder. I live with type II bipolar disorder and I'm creating an online presence because I believe I can share a valuable perspective. I do a LOT of research trying to understand #bipolar, I can read and understand peer reviewed science, and I can also talk to humans and present information fairly effectively. So, here I am!
Thanks to social.coop for the space you've generously offered me. I hope to use it well :) #introduction
A proper scientific, social, or artistic environment which stimulates one to creative work, presence at a discussion, taking part in an excursion in the company of proper people may constitute a positive factor and consequently an auxiliary medium stimulating the personality.
--Kazimierz Dobrowski, "Personality Shaping Through Positive Disintegration"
hi masto :p 💜